Updated: Oct 6, 2021
I am very excited to tell everyone about my newest creation, EZWxBrief, your best online source for aviation weather and education. EZWxBrief is an affordable progressive web application elegantly designed to blend supplemental weather guidance with the pilot’s personal weather minimums and expert weather training. All of this is uniquely integrated with the EZDeparture Advisor to instantly let you know the most favorable time to depart that will minimize your exposure to adverse weather along your proposed route.
If you are a current member of AvWxWorkshops.com, you will automatically get access to this application as part of your annual membership at no extra cost! EZWxBrief is very much a work in progress, so please ignore the dust as we are still optimizing it to run on portable devices. Passwords from AvWxWorkshops.com were not transferred, so you will need to request a new password on the sign in screen before you can sign in. You will get an email (check your spam) that will allow you to assign a new password.
If you were a previous member of the WeatherSpork app, then you will have access to EZWxBrief. Please note, however, the two applications now require a separate subscription and support for WeatherSpork has been transitioned to it's co-founder. Therefore, a renewal with EZWxBrief does NOT also provide a subscription to WeatherSpork and vice versa.
Here are just a few of the many new features you'll enjoy with EZWxBrief...
Our EZDeparture Advisor factors in your own personal weather minimums for ceiling and visibility, surface wind, icing, turbulence and convection to alert you to possible adverse weather along your route and at your proposed altitude before you depart based on your own personal risk.
In addition to G-AIRMETs and SIGMETs, the latest pilot weather reports (PIREPs), International SIGMETs and Center Weather Advisories (CWAs) are now available as a layer on the EZMap.
The proprietary EZForecast for meteorological conditions significant to aviation are available for over 3,000 public-use airports throughout the conterminous United States and southern Canada.
Icing and turbulence forecasts can be viewed on the airport and vertical profile pages for better situational awareness.
We now include support for route planning in southern Canada and provide a more robust routing engine that uses current NAVAIDs and other navigation waypoints throughout the United States and southern Canada to define your proposed route.
EZWxBrief runs on any computer or device that has an Internet web browser such as Chrome or Safari. Whether you are using an iOS device or using your Android phone or tablet, there's no need to download any app. EZWxBrief is currently being optimized to run as a progressive web app (PWA). Once you are set up on your device, you won't be able to tell the difference between a native app and the PWA. Step-by-step guidance on how to set up EZWxBrief to run as a PWA can be found in the complete EZWxBrief Pilots Guide available by clicking on the Start button after signing in. If you don't want to set up EZWxBrief to run as a PWA right now, that's okay...although not optimal, you can run EZWxBrief in a browser.
If you are not a current subscriber, please visit https://ezwxbrief.com and you can try out the application for 14 days. If you decide to join, the cost of an annual subscription for the first year is $79. You can set your account to auto-renew for $69 after that.
At this point all efforts are being directed to build a more robust application with EZWxBrief. Please understand that creating a new brand was not an easy decision. EZWxBrief had to be developed in order for the product to flourish for its customers and to stay competitive in the aviation industry. EZWxBrief is now the preferred companion app to AvWxWorkshops.com, created and owned entirely by Avwxworkshops Inc. I think you will find my continued dedication to EZWxBrief customers and their flying safety to be my number one priority. I hope to work together with you in the coming months and years to further improve this new application.
I am sure you have many questions. Please visit our social media outlets and check out our blog at the bottom of this email for more information on how to get started and learn more about EZWxBrief. Take a few minutes and read the extensive Pilot's Guide which includes a Quick Start section at the beginning. You'll find several tutorials about using EZWxBrief on our YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/avwxworkshops). If you still have specific questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a short phone call to address those questions and other concerns.
Enjoy the simplicity of EZWxBrief!
Most pilots are weatherwise, but some are otherwise™
Dr. Scott Dennstaedt
Weather Systems Engineer
CFI & former NWS meteorologist